CHRIST IN WINTER: Reflections on Faith for the Years of Winter… ©
I share this each year, because… Well, it’s a grandchild story!
When granddaughter Brigid was about four, as Christmas approached, she said to her mother…
“You know, Santa and Grandpa are a lot alike. Santa has a white beard, and Grandpa has a white beard. Santa has a bald head, and Grandpa has a bald head. Santa brings toys, and Grandpa brings toys…
But Grandpa is better, because he stays and plays.”
That’s the message of Christmas, I think. God is not just some Santa making a quick stop on the roof, throwing some goodies down the chimney, and then hurrying on. In Jesus, the Christ, God stays and plays.
John Robert McFarland